The Block – Front Garden judging

We’re almost at the end of the road.
The front gardens and facades are judged tonight and the next few eps are fillers.
Tomorrow night (Monday) the blurb says: Judges Neale, Shaynna and Darren play a game called Pimp My Pad Block Style, where they choose their all time favourite rooms from across every series to create the ultimate Block pad. They also rank the best rooms ever delivered.
On Tues night: Visit the teams at home to find out what they’ve been up to since they moved out. Plus the houses are open for inspection as people get a chance to check out the homes before the auctions.



  1. Why it is the sweetest little dream house drawls Shaynna. It has an amazing sense of harmony and balance adds Neale. Darren realising that he needs to actively contribute observes it was a masterstroke to restore the original door.

    In other words , if JS had not pissed off production they would have won this week.
    9.5 9 9.5 28

  2. It feels like Nan’s house, Shaynna says dimissing JE’s exterior. Neale quickly agrees. The garden does not have the boho feel. Worse still, after a season bitching about what constitutes a California Bungalow, the judges are horrified by the authentic pillars.
    Darren feels that there is a buyer out there who will like the pillars.

    9.5 8.5 8 26

  3. Darren loves the bold exterior. Where the judges split is over the tiles. Darren thinks it is a great bridge between the picket fence and the black of the facade. Neale feels it is too busy and Shaynna think the tiles are too high maintenance.

    Neale wasn’t expecting this to be the exterior of RG’s house.
    10 7.5 8 25.5

  4. Swweeet, exclaims Shaynna upon seeing the door. Hannah had decided to emulate Kourtney from Masters of Flip and paint the door salmon pink.

    The judges note the el cheapo carriage light has been affixed to the house crookedly. It doesn’t have the same level of finesse as next door.

    What no comment about the tea bag, Shaynna. Soooo disappointed.

    8.5 7.5 7.5 23.5

  5. Let’s just say Sticks and Wombat take out the “Top Blokes” award with this win as the judges struggle to accentuate the positive. The judges like the colour scheme and the distinct lack of need of a lawnmower.

    10 9.5 9 28.5

    • I do not like SW’s deck or pillars. They look unfinished and cheap and seem to detract from the house. I also don’t like their pavers. Don’t think they should have won.

  6. Thanks Maz 😶
    I like JE colour the best and their most authentic pillars .I don’t like the ‘sticks’ used by SW and JS. Or that bloody picket fence ln CH’s verandah. Ridiculous. Tessellated(?) tiles are Vic/Fed not bungalow. I don’t mind GR colour.
    Keep up the awesome work Maz, I’ll be checking in, cheers

  7. Thanks for the recaps Maz, my attention span for the The Block isn’t strong, this weeks filler eps, won’t help!
    I like JE, CH (except the pink door – thou i have read this has since been changed), and have to say don’t mind JS – their use of the sticks is much better than SW. NOT A fan of RG Addams Family house at all. The tiles would give me a headache and the white picket fence just makes it look even worse, I have no idea where Ronnie got the idea that dark houses sell better! Or if it is just a case of trying to be different, then he needs to learn being different doesn’t always mean better!

  8. After flogging the 6 wins vs 6 wins to death all week, it was obvious that neither of those would win. Still glad that JE got a better score than the pompous pair.

    Personally I think that House 1 was the best of the five, but still a little bland. The very best feature of all five houses was the contrast colour (blue) on the gable ends of House 5. All the other houses are too monotone.

    I agree about House 2’s fence-within-a-fence. Shaynna reckoned that it promoted privacy but it was unnecessary with the actual picket fence and made the space feel cramped.

    • Bedrooms-Most Memorable Bedrooms
      Mark & Duncan-All Stars-Kids Bedroom
      Dea & Darren-Triple Threat-Leopard Print Bedhead
      Matt & Kim-Sky High-Splatter Room (Most Hated)

      Favourite Bedroom
      Darren-R&G (Elsternwick) Master Bedroom
      Shaynna-Josh & Charlotte (Triple Threat) Master Bedroom
      Neale-Josh & Elyse (Elsternwick) Master Bedroom

    • Bathrooms
      Memorable Bathrooms
      Kingi & Caro (Blocktogon) -Wrapped Bathtub
      Brad & Dale (Fans V Favs) Main Bathroom
      Mark & Duncan (All Stars) The Urinal Main Bath


      Neale – Dan & Carleen (Symex Factory) Main Bathroom
      Shaynna- Kyal and Kara (Fans vs Favs (Dux House) ) Main Bathroom
      Darren – Chris & Jenna (Glasshouse) JacknJill Bath. (OMG, can’t believe they are launching a kitchen company-Harvest Kitchen. Yeah, Nup)

    • Living Rooms
      Forgettable room. The only one to get 30/30 and the judges can’t remember it. Dean & Shay (Blocktagon)

      Neale /Shaynna- Michael & Carlene (Glasshouse)
      Shaynna (2nd choice) -Alisa & Lysandra (Fans vs Faves)
      Darren -Josh & Elyse (Elsternwick)

    • Kitchen
      Shaynna – Shay & Dean (Blocktagon)
      Darren -Alisa & Lysandra (Sky High Challenge Apartment) & Alisa & Lysandra (Fans vs Faves)
      Neale-Simon & Shannon (Glasshouse)
      Scotty -Brad & Dale (Fans v Faves)

    • Best Exteriors
      Neale – Dea & Darren (Triple Threat)
      Darren- Josh & Elyse (Elsternwick)
      Shaynna- Kyal & Kara (Fans v Faves)
      Scotty -Rooftop Symex Factory costing $1.3 m

    • Perfect Room
      These are the rooms that scored a perfect score at the time and ranked by the judges. (Bet you they regret giving some of these rooms perfect scores).
      10. Dea & Darren Exterior Glasshouse
      9. Josh & Elyse – Guest Bedroom
      8. RG-Guest Bedroom
      7.Kyal & Kara Bathroom Fan vs Faves
      6.Alisa & Lysandra-Challenge Apt Kitchen Sky High
      5.Dea & Darren- Terrace Triple Threat
      4.Julia & Sasha-Challenge Apartment Kitchen Symex Factory
      3.Chris & Jenna Bathroom (Glasshouse)
      2. Karlie & Will Kitchen Symex Factory
      1.Dan & Carleen Kitchen Symex Factory

  9. If you hadn’t watched any of the season but wanted to catch up before the auctions, last nights filler ep, was basically a recap of the whole season…
    Good move by HC to take out the spa, i assume the “the spa is buggered” is just an excuse to get rid of it. Jason is right, their house is more valuable without it. I’m curious where the money is coming from to get rid of the spa? However none of the teams should be concerned, unless HC get really lucky with auction order, i can’t see them winning.

    • Thanks for the tip ,Erin. There’s not a single second of this season I want to relive. Thanks Maz, for letting me read about what I couldn’t stomach watching.

      Appalling work from Ch 9 for celebrating Wombat’s farting and rewarding maggots like Jason for bad behaviour.

    • Thanks Erin. We have just finished watching last night’s episode. Just need to get through Monday’s.

      We do love ‘its a competition and rules must be adhered to’ only when it benefits Jason and Sarah. They bent the rules egregiously so they shouldn’t act aggrieved when another couple tries to do the same.

      Interestingly, Alice said that RG made a fatal mistake picking the middle house and should have kept 5 or taken 1.

      That is the $64 million question, where have the additional funds come from particularly JS when suddenly money was no object after Master Bedroom week. We are assuming certain couples will be screwed (or one in particular) when the reserves are announced.

      Bless, their little hearts, they all think they are house flippers now.

    • I would assume the money would come from the “sale” of the spa? Surely it’s worth enough to buy decking boards? BTW, all the insurance policies that were waived in front of us will probably cover the repair cost.

  10. I couldn’t of said it better Dave. Channel 9 rewarding bad behaviour and having to listen to Elise ‘s bogan laugh and sense of entitlement has done my head in this season.
    Still like Ronnie and Georgia ‘s house 🏡
    Thanks for the recaps Maz.

  11. SW unpainted wooden, verandah posts, are now painted white. Ronnie and Georgia’s backyard lawn is dead. Clint and Hannah have a Spa “malfunction” with no replacement option – only removal. Hmmmm. Why were so many children interviewed for their opinions on Inspection Day? Channel 9 must have found it hard to get compliments from the adults! 😏

    • Thanks for the link Maz. I always thought there had to be some real brains behind the bad acting of Keith and Dan.

    • Why Ronnie & Georgia chose the middle house I will still never understand except that they wanted what was in the safe. They had 1st pick and the more intelligent choices would have been #1 or #5.

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